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A Nightclub Map of Harlem by E. Simms Campbell
Yale's Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library original 1932 Night-Club Map of Harlem. The 24-by-32-inch map, in ink and watercolor on illustration board
The map was created by E. Simms Campbell in 1932, for the first-ever issue of Manhattan Magazine, and was republished nine months later in Esquire.
Campbell was the first African-American illustrator to be nationally syndicated in the U.S, with his single-panel cartoons known as 'Cuties'.
His artwork appeared in almost every single issue of Esquire from 1933 until 1958, and he also regularly contributed to magazines including The Chicagoan, Cosmopolitan, Ebony, The New Yorker, Playboy, Opportunity, Pictorial Review and Redbook.
His map features many of Harlem's most famous Prohibition speakeasies and night-clubs, which attracted everyone from local jazz musicians and gangsters to politicians and Hollywood stars throughout the1920's and 1930's.
It picks out hot-spots such as The Savoy Ballroom, the Cotton Club, Gladys's Clam Bar, the Radium Club, Small's Paradise and Club Hot-Cha, along with many of the scene's biggest characters and musicians such as 'Snake-hips' Earl Tucker, the 'Reefer Man', Cab Callaway, Don Redman, Gladys Bentley, and Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson.
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Contributed to the Internet Archive in Honor of Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim & Hiram Percy Maxim